CPNs are marketed as "replacement Social Security numbers," but you should know they're not legitimate and not recognized by the government.
We’re persistent in our promotion of the Social Security Fraud Hotline—we never know when someone might have a credible tip to report.
An OIG investigator contributed to search efforts by fielding calls to New York State Police's main tip line from the public and law enforcement.
All law enforcement professionals, including OIG special agents, can find themselves in dangerous situations at any time while on duty.
Identity theft can take many forms and affect many people, but it’s especially troubling when it happens to young adults.
As you gather your W-2 forms and apply for the appropriate credits, it’s become equally important to protect yourself from the emerging threat of tax identity theft.
Our investigators pursue many cases of individuals who may exaggerate a disability, or conceal their various work activities from Social Security—or both.
A fugitive's years of fleeing from justice ended soon after he applied for Social Security benefits in Oregon earlier this year.
Since assuming his role in 2004, the Inspector General has intensified efforts to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in SSA’s programs.
We hold in the highest regard our mission to protect our agents, Social Security employees, and the general public from those who would do them harm.